No one injured in overnight apartment fire in Birmingham

By Arielle Clay

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) – Birmingham fire crews battled a two alarm fire at an apartment complex overnight.

Fire crews responded to the call around 11:45 a.m. on Monday night at the Highland Bluff Apartments on Aspen Run off Robert Jemison Road. On the scene, they saw smoke coming out of one apartment and spreading to two more.
     
Firefighters were not sure if anyone was trapped inside, so they searched the apartment, but did not find anyone. They quickly put out the fire and no one was injured.

Even close to midnight, the heat of the day still lingered, making things dangerous for firefighters. Battlion Chief Arthur Willis tells us that because of the heat, a second alarm crew was called in to relieve first responders. He says during these extreme temperatures, firefighters are rotated out every ten minutes or so to keep them from getting dehydrated.

No one was injured in this fire and the cause is still under investigation.

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